Zoological Science Division
Zoological Sciences Division is engaged in exploration, collection, preservation, identification and documentation of faunistic wealth of Pakistan. Huge collection of animals including insects, mollusks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals have already been added in its reference collection for further exploitation in applied research. The Division conducts research in zoogeography and biodiversity with special reference to the impact of environmental degradation. 

It provides advisory/ consultancy services to different organizations in conservation of wildlife and ecosystem rehabilitation. The Division helps in preparation of dioramas, exhibits, pamphlets and posters related to zoological sciences. It also imparts training in taxidermy, preservation and curation. The scientists working in this Division are mostly foreign trained and highly qualified. They have published three books and more than 180 research articles in national and foreign journals. The Division organized an International biodiversity expedition Hunza-2000 in collaboration with University of Oxford, U.K. and Florida Museum of Natural History, USA to document high altitude biodiversity and ecology of Northern Areas. The Expedition represented the most comprehensive biological survey ever undertaken in the high altitudes. The Expedition was an extension of a 7-year long research collaboration on butterflies between Pakistan Museum of Natural History and Oxford University Natural History Museum. The Expedition not only helped in extending knowledge of Himalayan-Karakoram biodiversity but also provided baseline data for the future assessment of environmental change.

Entomological collections
A huge number of specimens are housed in the insect repository of PMNH. The dry specimens are kept in a specially prepared drawers that are placed in number of cabinets. A large collection of insect specimens is also kept in jars or vials as wet preservation. All the collected specimen is labeled with such information like collection date and locality, collector name while associated field information data is also preserved in the catalogue register. These type of important information is used in further research activities like proper identification of a specimen and preparation of a research articles/reports.
Invertebrate collections (except insects)
A large number of invertebrate specimens are housed in PMNH. These Invertebrates are collected from variety of habitat, ranging from terrestrial to aquatic and also from marine environment. All the collected specimens are properly preserved and catalogued and have been in used for the researchers studying the invertebrate zoology of this region.
Vertebrate Collections
Fishes (Ichthyological section)
The section of ichthyology is also rich in the PMNH. Large number of specimens are collected from all over the aquatic habitat of Pakistan including freshwater, estuarine and marine waters. They are properly preserved and catalogued and are used in different educational and research activities for the researcher, scientists and students.
Amphibians and reptiles
The specimens of amphibian and reptiles are housed in large number at PMNH. They are all collected by the PMNH scientists from across all Pakistan. Several new species have been described from Pakistan and are housed as type specimens. All the collected specimens are properly preserved and catalogued.
Birds
The birds section of PMNH is very rich by holding large number of specimens of resident birds and also migratory birds. They are properly catalogued and preserved in the form of stuffed specimens or as a study skinned.Mammals
The habitat of Pakistan is very rich that supports large number of mammals ranging from high altitude animals like snow-leopard, bear and the whale (not often) and dolphins that are found in the Arabian sea of Pakistani coast. Markhor (Capra falconeri) is the national animal of Pakistan. The section of mammals is divided into two, small mammals and large mammals. All the mammals are housed at PMNH in the form of stuffed or skinned animals. A separate section of taxidermy is also a part of ZSD for preparation of stuffed animals and skinning process. The mammalian collections and taxidermy activities are used for the education, research and conservation purposes.
Mammals
The habitat of Pakistan is very rich that supports large number of mammals ranging from high altitude animals like snow-leopard, bear and the whale (not often) and dolphins that are found in the Arabian sea of Pakistani coast. Markhor (Capra falconeri) is the national animal of Pakistan. The section of mammals is divided into two, small mammals and large mammals. All the mammals are housed at PMNH in the form of stuffed or skinned animals. A separate section of taxidermy is also a part of ZSD for preparation of stuffed animals and skinning process. The mammalian collections and taxidermy activities are used for the education, research and conservation purposes.

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